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Lunch off the floor

March 28th, 2007 at 02:06 am

Today for lunch we had, as usual, leftovers to nuke.

After hands were washed, kids were seated and oh so patiently waiting, I opened the door of the microwave and pulled out the container... and then watched it fall to the floor. OOPS

As noodles and broccoli crashed to the floor covering 3 square feet in a saucy sticky mess, I actually thought, cool.

No not that the leftovers were that bad, actually they were good. But it is cool that we can afford to replace the meal. I simply scraped the food up into a pile, and put it aside while talking to the kids about replacements.

We had alternatives, from waiting 20 minutes for mac N cheese, to nuking those easy macs the Grandparents sent, to whipping up a batch of spaghetti or beans, we had options.

Given the state of hunger we went with super fast nuking a veggie and making PBnoJ. But isn't it amazing, I didn't have to feed them food from the floor to prevent starvation, and we am not looking at starvation later in the week to make up for a lost meal. We just had a couple sniffles over the lost food, and a wonderful discussion over how blessed we are to afford enough food to make up for a clumsy momma, and moved on.....

We learned a wonderful lesson from our lunch off the floor, but I don't plan on repeating it anytime soon!

1 Responses to “Lunch off the floor”

  1. robex Says:

    I did the exact same thing a few years ago. I pulled a dish of noodles, broccoli and chicken out of the microwave and dropped it on the floor. I remember standing there, looking down at it, and thinking, "Oh, no! What am I going to do about dinner now?" My 4 year old came into the kitchen and offered to help clean it up.

    I was also very thankful that there were leftovers in the fridge for dinner (and appreciative of a very helpful 4 year old)!

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